News by Luke Jones on Monday September 01, 2014.
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HTC has announced no plans for the IFA trade show this week, but some reports suggest the company will release its first ever wearable smartwatch at the event. However, Chinese leak expert @Upleaks says that HTC will skip IFA and will instead launch its smartwatch later in the month.That makes a lot more sense considering the Taiwanese company has yet to offer any teasers for IFA, so while the company will have a presence in Berlin this week, new major products are not likely to be on the table. So what about HTC's first wearable? Well Upleaks says it is ready and that it will be rolled out in North American during September. Considering this is HTC's first smartwatch, I imagine the company will want a big reveal like a press event. That means there is unlikely to be announcement in the next 9 days as just about every tech company under the sun has a product to launch during that time. HTC will likely avoid all of those and have a mid-month launch before rolling the device out at the end of September. According to the source, HTC also has a fitness band tracker like the ones made by Samsung, Sony, and others. That product will make an appearance alongside the smartwatch proper. HTC's wearable will pack Android Wear, but the finer details about the device remain unknown, although it is expected to have a rectangular face as opposed to a circular one. We will of course be reporting from IFA, so if HTC does launch the smartwatch at the event we will be on hand to tell you. source: @Upleaks Twitter
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